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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 1906 ratings
  1. 10 (391)
  2. 9 (917)
  3. 8 (402)
  4. 7 (118)
  5. 6 (33)
  6. 5 (17)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (18)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9

    A true old-school FPS.

    There are not probably many video games made in Croatia. And those that are made in Croatia are not very well known. Well, it looks like that is about to change. A small developer team from Croatia named Croteam (wonder ... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Serious Sam: The First Encounter

  • Review Score:8.5

    An innovative mixture of humor and hardcore action makes the game both sweet and fun filled.

    Serious Sam: The First Encounter is innovative in many ways but also at the same time can get really sour. The idea of a skeleton chasing you on its claws like a Texas Havana mixture looks funny. The idea of beheaded peo... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Expect to murder hundreds of foes in four hours.

    Serious Sam The First Encounter. It's a game that brings the feel of classic FPS like DOOM, Quake and Wolfenstein. Its fun and you can shoot cannon. Literally. Graphics: N/A (if it was 2001, 9/10) While a bit d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    It`s jus bad luck that I got the short version of serious sam not the long version (damn it this happens to me all the time!). But no big deal the game is preaty damn fun and it`s humor is a crack up, well not a crack up... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    Serious Sam is pretty far from serious, but it's a blast to play. The best thing about Serious Sam is it's simplicity. It compliments itself so well. For instance, no serious plot exists to incur all kinds of stringent s... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Monsters... Sh** Storms of them....

    I am a big fan of the entire series... Best series ever. Lots Of BIG guns, graphics were ahead of its time!...at the time... thats when PS1 was popular still, right? in 2001? well it is still good i don't care what a... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Serious Sam = Serious Fun

    This is game is similar to the old Doom games. It has a basic philosophy which enables to concentrate on one thing; kill. In this game you will kill and then you will kill more. It's something that has been done before w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    A true old-school FPS.

    There are not probably many video games made in Croatia. And those that are made in Croatia are not very well known. Well, it looks like that is about to change. A small developer team from Croatia named Croteam (wonder ... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    If you like FPS at a killing rate easily above 750 - 1000 demonic critter per half hour this is your game series.

    Serious Sam from Croteam. This game was awarded the PC game of the year by GameSpot for 2001. If you like FPS at a killing rate easily above 750 – 1000 demonic critter per half hour this is your game series. Serous Sa... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Seriously Fun!

    So why is Serious Sam so great? Fun. That would be the best word to describe Serious Sam's twitch shooting style. Serious Sam sees you, Sam, travel back in time to Ancient Egypt because of an Alien Invasion, which ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    The very meaning of hectic.

    When you ask people what they think is the best first person shooter ever, most will probably answer "Halo". That's their game. Serious Sam was mine. Now granted, Halo offers immersive gameplay and compelling storytel... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful